Peeks of the Past
50 Years Ago
June 21, 1962
State Dashes Hopes of Using Kunz Pool; Other Sites Nixed-In all likelihood, there will not be any swimming sessions as a part of the Muncy summer recreation program this year, it was indicated this week.
A three-cornered business deal involving change of ownership of several Muncy businesses was shaping up this week, but complete details are not all available publicly. Betty’s Dress Shop owned by Albert Henry and operated in recent years by Mrs. Jordan Schooley, will be closed in its present location on June 27 and will reopen that weekend in the Alexander Radio-TV storeroom.
Mrs. C. R. Warg and daughter Carlene spent the weekend with the former’s daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Glenwood Smith, at Wyomissing.
Mrs. Jeremiah Springer, retiring President of the Montgomery unit of the Muncy Valley hospital auxiliary was honored recently at the Milton Hotel.
Wedding plans have been announced by Miss Ruth Ann Lowe. She will become the bride of Arthur L. Ohl on June 29.
Richard Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Gray, of Hughesville, recently was promoted to the position of manager of traffic procedures with the primary responsible of maintaining up-to-date reservations and ticket counter procedures for the Southern Airways Systems.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Massey, Laporte, a daughter, June 13. Mother former Dorothy Campbell; Mr.and Mrs. Roger Frantz, of Muncy, a son, June 15. Mother former Yuanita Fry; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Barrett, of Muncy, a son, June 15. Mother former Donna Knopp; Mr.and Mrs. Edward Sones, of Turbotville, a daughter, June 15. Mother former Mabel Milheim; Mr.and Mrs. Frank Anderson, of near Montgomery, a daughter, June 19. Mother former Ruth Urban; Mr.and Mrs. Paul Funston, of Muncy, a son, June 19. Mother former Shirley Confer.
Deaths: Darrell G. Courson, 65, Hughesville, died June 14; Grace Michael Reuther, 74, died suddenly at her home in Muncy late Monday, June 18; Mrs. Nell S. Babb, 73, of Hughesville, died June 14.
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July 10, 2002
As of presstime on July 9, missing Alzheimer’s sufferer Joe Eshelman had not been located. Eshelman was seen walking near Musser Lane and McKay Road, Muncy, about 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Muncy’s R.J. Patrizio Community Pool offered a fun in the sun respite to the sweltering atmosphere on Monday afternoon. A popular summer spot for all ages, the daily average attendance for this season is around 165.
The 132nd Annual Lycoming County Fair will be held from July 11-20.
Michael Myers, 20, and his family of Unityville, recently returned from a trip to tourist spots in Florida, compliments of “Dreams Come True”, a program that turns dreams into reality for challenged young people.
Births: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Collins of Hughesville on June 26. Mother former Mary Shoemaker; A son to Mr.and Mrs. Lance Poust of Muncy on July 5. Mother is the former Trinia Tehle.
Died: Maynard E. Maust, 83, of Muncy, died July 2; Kathryn E. Michael, 85, of Muncy, died July 8; Lois B. Temple, 86, of Hughesville, died July 5; Clair A. Goodman, Jr., 61, of Laceyville, died June 28; Mary A. Gatz, 85, of Pennsdale, died July 4; John William Ball, 82, formerly of Hughesville, died July 3.
Peeks of the Past
Tis’ the season for Little League baseball. The team above is a photo of the 1974 Grange National Bank league champions in Hughesville. The team coached by Joe Holdren, Sr., (far left) and John (Bussy) Van Buskirk, (far right). The Luminary needs a little help in identifying some of the players. If you know this team and can identify them, stop in or call the office at 584- 0111. The players identified so far kneeling from left to right are #47 Gary Bacon; #51 Wayne Earnest; #23 Vince Greico; #21 Chip Amer. Standing are #88 Jeff Brown; #80 Joe Holdren, Jr.; #49 Matt Hauck; #48 Dave Poust; and #50 Mark Van Buskirk.